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Fron Heulog Lodge including Gate and Gatepiers

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandderfel, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.912 / 52°54'43"N

Longitude: -3.5217 / 3°31'18"W

OS Eastings: 297764

OS Northings: 336036

OS Grid: SH977360

Mapcode National: GBR 6H.NP01

Mapcode Global: WH676.W24F

Entry Name: Fron Heulog Lodge including Gate and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 31 January 2001

Last Amended: 31 January 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24640

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set back slightly from the road at the entrance to the Fron Heulog drive.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bala

Community: Llandderfel

Community: Llandderfel

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Gate lodge and associated piers and gate, built by the leading Calvinistic Methodist John Davies (1781-1848) to serve his house Fronheulog which he built c1825. The lodge was altered slightly in the later C19.


One-and-a-half storey lodge of cruciform plan, with associated gatepiers having short adjoining screen wall sections. Of local rubble construction, the lodge with slate roof and oversailing verges; large central chimney with plain capping and weathercoursing. The entrance front is symmetrical and of 3 bays, with a central projecting, gabled entrance bay having a boarded modern door with rectangular glazed overlight. Above this is a small pointed-arched window with wooden cusping; decorative cusped bargeboards to the gable. Flanking original pegged cross windows, originally with leaded panes and one opening casement section each, now plain-glazed. The sides have modern 12-pane, 2-part windows with concrete lintels; the road-facing side has a small blocked-up porter's window. Broader gabled rear arm with modern part-glazed door, formerly a window, and a later C19 4-pane sash above. C20 4-pane window with concrete lintel to the L return.


Entrance lobby with angled entrances to L and R rooms, with pegged oak frames. Plain pine joists and pine boarded doors.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an early C19 gate lodge with associated piers and gate retaining good original external character

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